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Dialogue & Alliance: Summit 2022 and Leadership Conference: Toward a World Culture of Peace

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New York, USA—In this latest issue of Dialogue & Alliance, we bring you the illuminating keynote addresses from the “Summit 2022 and Leadership Conference,” a remarkable gathering that took place in Seoul from August 11 to 15, 2022. The conference, centered on the theme “Toward a World Culture of Peace,” convened an impressive assembly of 1,000 world leaders from the 157 nations that hold diplomatic relations with either North or South Korea. Whether attending in person or virtually, these leaders came together to underscore their commitment to global peacebuilding, with a particular focus on the Korean Peninsula, and to delve into the essential topic of religious freedom as a universal human right.

As we all know, the Korean Peninsula has long been a flashpoint of international tension. However, the “Summit 2022 and Leadership Conference” demonstrated that there is hope and determination among leaders worldwide to steer the region and the world toward lasting peace. The presence of leaders from such a diverse array of nations exemplified the universal yearning for harmony and reconciliation. This historic gathering was a testament to the power of dialogue and cooperation in addressing complex global challenges.

The keynote addresses featured in this issue represent a wealth of insights and perspectives from leaders at the forefront of diplomacy, governance, and peace advocacy. Their words reflect not only the urgent need for peace on the Korean Peninsula but also the broader aspiration for a global culture of peace that transcends borders, ideologies, and conflicts. These addresses are not just speeches; they are a clarion call to action, reminding us that we all share a responsibility to contribute to a more peaceful world.

In addition to the enlightening keynote addresses, this issue brings you special briefings by the UPF fact-finding delegation, including Amb. Joseph DeTrani, former Special Envoy for Six Party Talks with North Korea, Adm. Harry Harris, former U.S. Ambassador to Korea, and Gen. Walter Sharp, USA (Ret), former Commander, United Nations Command. Their firsthand accounts and analyses provide invaluable context and depth to the discussions held during the conference. Furthermore, insights are printed from an array of international experts who have delved into the vital issue of religious freedom. Hon. Mike Pompeo, former U.S. Secretary of State, Hon. Newt Gingrich, former Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives, and others highlighted the significance of this fundamental human right and its role in promoting tolerance, understanding, and peaceful coexistence among diverse communities.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the participants, speakers, and contributors who made the “Summit 2022 and Leadership Conference” and this issue of Dialogue & Alliance possible. Together, we can make progress toward a more harmonious world, one marked by cooperation, understanding, and the universal respect for the rights and dignity of all individuals.

Thank you for joining us on this journey toward a world culture of peace. We invite you to immerse yourself in the rich content of this issue and to join the ongoing dialogue for a better tomorrow.

 

Thomas G. Walsh, Ph.D.
Executive Editor

 

To view the table of contents, please see below.


Dialogue & Alliance
Vol. 37 No. 1, Winter 2023
Summit 2022 and Leadership Conference:
Toward a World Culture of Peace

 

WORLD SUMMIT 2022: Session I:
Opening Plenary
 
Pastor Paula White-Cain
Senior Pastor, City of Destiny Church, United States
 
Dr. Yun Young-Ho
Director General, UPF International
 
Mr. Masayoshi Kajikuri
Chairman, UPF-Japan

Hon. Newt Gingrich
Speaker, House of Representatives (1995-1999), USA

Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Prime Minister (2006-2015), Canada

H.E. Donald Trump
President (2017-2021), USA

Hon. Mike Pence
Vice President (2017-2021), USA

Hon. Dan Quayle
Vice President (1989-1993), USA

H.E. Michel Temer
President (2016-2018), Brazil

H.E. Brigi Rafini
Executive Secretary, Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD); Prime Minister (2011-2021), Niger

H.E. Macky Sall
President, Senegal

H.E. Muhammadu Buhari
President, Nigeria

H.E. George Weah
President, Liberia

H.E. Carlos Vila-Nova
President, São Tomé and Príncipe

H.E. Samdech Techo Hun Sen
Prime Minister, Cambodia

H.E. José Manuel Barroso
President of the European Commission (2004-2014); Prime Minister (2002-2004), Portugal

H.E. Romano Prodi
Prime Minister (1996-1998, 2006-2008), Italy

H.E. Dominique de Villepin
Prime Minister (2005-2007), France

H.E. José María Aznar
Prime Minister (1996-2004), Spain

H.E. Albin Kurti
Prime Minister, Kosovo

H.E. Ilir Meta
President (2017-2022), Albania

Hon. Ibrahim Natatou
Minister of National Education, Niger

Hon. Mike Pompeo
Secretary of State (2018-2021), USA

Mr. Jim Rogers
Senior Advisor, UPF International; Chairman of Beeland Interests, Inc.

Hon. Dan Burton
Congressman, House of Representatives (1983-2013), USA; International Co-Chair, International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP)

 

WORLD SUMMIT 2022: Session II
Keynote Addresses
 
Dr. Thomas G. Walsh
Chairman, UPF International
 
Imboni Dr. Uzwi-Lezwe Radebe
Founder, The Revelation Spiritual Home, South Africa
 
H.E. Boris Tadic
President (2004-2012), Serbia
 
Sheikh Mansour Diouf
Representative of the Murid Brotherhood, Senegal
 
H.E. Yves Leterme
Prime Minister (2009-2011), Belgium
 
H.E. Ehud Olmert
Prime Minister (2006-2009), Israel
 
Hon. Néziha Labidi
Minister of Women, Family and Children (2016-2020), Tunisia
 
Hon. German Blanco Alvarez
Senator, Colombia
 
Hon. Grigore Novac
Member of Parliament, Moldova

 

WORLD SUMMIT 2022: Session III:
Keynote Addresses
 
H.E. Dr. Sok Siphana
Chairman, Asian Vision Institute, Cambodia
 
Hon. Prof. Sunaina Singh
Vice Chancellor, Nalanda University, India
 
Mme. Adi Koila Nailatikau
First Lady (2009-2015), Fiji
 
Hon. Patricia Terrazas Baca
Member of Parliament, Mexico
 
Dr. Ann Higgins
President, World Dance Congress, UNESCO, Bahamas
 
Hon. Dave Laksono
Member of Parliament, Indonesia
 
Hon. Ross Robertson
Member of Parliament (1987-2014), New Zealand
 
Dr. Subash Kaji Shrestha
Deputy Secretary General, Asian Regional Institute of Juche Idea, Nepal

 

WORLD SUMMIT 2022: Session IV-A:
Special Briefing on Northeast Asia
 
Amb. Joseph DeTrani
Special Envoy for Six Party Talks with North Korea (2003-2006), USA
 
Adm. Harry Harris
U.S. Ambassador to Korea (2018-2021); Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (2015-2018)
 
Gen. Walter Sharp
USA (Ret.), Commander, United Nations Command, ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea (2008-2011)
 
Dr. Alexandre Mansourov
Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA
 
H.E. Annette Hsiu-lien Lu
Vice President (2000-2008), Taiwan
 
Mr. Thomas McDevitt
Chairman, The Washington Times
 
Mr. Chris Dolan
President and Executive Editor, The Washington Times
 
Mr. Charles Hurt
Opinion Editor, The Washington Times

 

WORLD SUMMIT 2022: Session V:
The Importance of Religious Freedom
 
Dr. Yun Young-ho
Director General, UPF International
 
Mr. Thomas McDevitt
Chairman, The Washington Times
 
Mr. Chung Hee-taek
President, Segye Ilbo daily newspaper, Korea
 
Hon. Newt Gingrich
Speaker, House of Representatives (1995-1999), USA
 
Hon. Mike Pompeo
Secretary of State (2018-2021), USA
 
Pastor Paula White-Cain
Senior Pastor, City of Destiny Church, USA
 
Mr. Norishige Kondo
Director, Legal Affairs Office, FFWPU-Japan
 
Mr. Toru Goto
Chair, Japanese Victims’ Association against Religious Kidnapping and Forced Conversion
 
Hon. Ján Figel
Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion, European Union (2016-2019), Slovakia
 
Dr. Massimo Introvigne
Managing Director, Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), Italy
 
Bishop Don Meares
Senior Pastor, Evangel Cathedral, Maryland, USA

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